At least one person was killed while three others were injured after a residential building in Lyari’s Liaquat Colony collapsed on Sunday.
Edhi officials said that the body and the injured were taken to Civil Hospital, while rescue operations to get to those buried underneath the rubble were under way.
Speaking to media, City SSP Muqaddas Haider said that one body and three injured have been pulled from the rubble.
He said that residents had been given notices due to the dilapidated state of the building, because of which many families had vacated their apartments.
On Sunday morning, another major crack had appeared in the building due to which several more people had evacuated their apartments, he said. He added that it was still too early to say how many people had been killed in the incident.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also took notice of the incident and directed the Karachi commissioner to begin rescue operations, according to a statement by his spokesperson.
* وزیراعلیٰ سندھ مراد علی شاہ کا کھارد مارکیٹ کے پاس رہائشی عمارت گرنے کا نوٹس
* وزیراعلیٰ سندھ نے کمشنر کراچی کو فوری حادثے کی جگہ پر امدادی کارروائی شروع کرنے کی ہدایت
* رہائشیوں کی جانیں بچانے کی ہدایت، ترجمان وزیراعلیٰ سندھ
— CMHouseSindh (@SindhCMHouse) June 7, 2020
The chief minister directed officials concerned to carry out the necessary rescue work and to submit an inquiry report on the incident.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.